Saturday, October 22, 2011

Author Revealed -- LadyAstor

Mari is a 16-year old Puerto Rican student/writer who’d love to get published one day. Her favorite genres are sci-fi and romance. So far she hasn’t finished any novels, but she hopes to get “Batteries Not Included” finished eventually. 

At this moment, it is… rainy. I swear, it was sunny a moment ago. Oh wait, it stopped raining.

I am known for… my slightly inappropriate sense of humor.

Instead of doing this, I should… be either studying or finishing that next chapter.

I am the best at… writing? ::shrug::

I envy the people who… write descriptive and long stories without trying.

My favorite time of the day... night. Or at least the afternoon.

I wish I were better at… talking to people I don't know well.

When I am old I… want to be happy (and a scientist or a doctor.)

I love… writing, music, my family, life... the list goes on.

I don’t like… petty high school drama. It's so... petty.

I’d really want to… learn how to dance better!

I shouldn’t laugh at… little kids that get in trouble.

One day I will… win a Nobel Prize. Or an Oscar. Or a Pulitzer prize. Even if I have to steal one.

I have learned the hard way… to pay attention to my surroundings.

The last cd I bought was... Rush by Aly and AJ (?) Haha, I don't buy CDs. I get my music online.

I couldn’t live without… my iPod.

When I look in the mirror… I hope there isn't a monster behind me...

I will never… sell myself out for a boy.

I want to move to… Why move to one place? Travel the world, babe!

I love singing along to… embarrassingly heartrenching songs. Or crazy and loud songs.

One book I recommend is… the Time Traveler's wife for the romantics, Hot Gimmick for the shojo manga lovers, and Uncle John's Bathroom Readers for those that like random facts (LOL, they really are entertaining.)

I want to watch… more movies, because you can never watch too many movies!

I love life because… if I don't love life, what can I love?

I am terrified of… failure, I guess.

My guilty pleasure is… sleep. Oh how I love sleeping.

Sleep is… the best thing ever. I come up with some of my best ideas in my dreams.

I prefer… sensitive guys over "bad boys".

Sometimes I should… be more focused.

If I could go back in time… I would set up shop at the Renaissance.

Last time I stood in line… at the grocery store. Me and my exciting life.

I don’t see myself writing… true horror. I've tried horror before, but it comes out cheesy and forced.

I would steal if… it was a last resort. I'm talking zombie apocalypse looting last resort.

One day I will write a story that… will have it's own Wikipedia page. That's when I'll know I've hit it big time.

The smell of… chocolate is the best thing that ever has a smell.

A song I could keep listening to is… Cuddle Fuddle by Passion Pit. The perfect WTF song.

When I watch TV… I'm usually doing something else at the time: studying, eating, reading, writing...

My motto in life is no other than… uh, do I have a motto? Probably "Don't screw up too badly."

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Friday, October 21, 2011

My newest favorite quote

Read In Order To Live

Today in class, the guy in front of me had a book on his desk/table, a journal of sorts in which you’re supposed to write down the title and author of books you want to read (or so I think) and on the cover it said “Read In Order To Live”. I have no idea from whom that quote is because the letters of the name were too small, but I sure did love the quote :)

edit: after googling the quote, I've learned that it is from Gustave Flaubert

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Update 20 Oct. 201

Here’s another small update on what’s been happening, or what’s going to happen soon.

I’d like to start by thanking all my new fans, I’m really glad that you liked what I wrote so far and I hope you continue to like what I’ll write in the future. 

To everyone who has read Absolute Contamination, I added a small question at the beginning of the very first part (here). Basically, I was curious as to how you found out about Absolute Contamination. Did you find it by accident, did someone recommend it to you, etc… So, if you still remember, it would be great if you wanted to share that with me. 

November is getting closer and closer, which means that soon I’ll start posting Sixteen Moons. I have no specific date yet, but I do know that it’ll be before Nov.30th 

I have started a contest as well, and the winner will get his/her poem featured at the beginning of Sixteen Moons. You can find more info here:

Oh, and I’m also going to translate Absolute Contamination to Dutch so don’t worry when I upload something that isn’t written in English. The translated version will be pretty much the same as the English version. Any changes that I make will later get changed in the original version as well.

Also, if you’re a writer and you want to participate in Author Revealed (more info on my blog), or if you want to suggest one of your favorite authors, just let me know in a private message.

Lastly, You can find the links to my blogs and those of Sixteen Moons and Absolute Contamination in my “About Me”  in case you’re interested. 

Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Get your poem featured in my new story!

Before the end of November 2011, I will start uploading my newest story onto Wattpad. This story will be named: "Sixteen Moons".

I have been thinking about quoting (part of) a poem at the beginning. But, I'd love to use a poem that has been written by a Wattpad member (I won't take credit for it!!) If you have any good poems that match the criteria, or if you want to write one, this is your chance!

For more info, the rules and criteria go to:

PS: Feel free to spread the word!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Author Revealed -- Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith is this week’s featured author in Author Revealed. Her main genres are fiction, romance and teen, and even though she doesn’t have any finished stories so far, she plans on getting two books finished by March and hopes to get published someday.

At this moment, it is… A really great day for writing just like every day.

I am known for… Right at this moment I am known for "Secrets make friends not secrets" and "Forever is only a word"

Instead of doing this, I should… Probably be working on my fall break A.I.M.S packet

I am the best at…Helping others work out their issues

I envy the people who…Have someone to share all their secrets with

I wish I were better at…Holding my temper

When I am old I…Will live at the ocean and continue writing and reading

I love…Life, the sun, and the moon

I don’t like…When people act selfish, better than you, and mouthy

I’d really want to…Be an amazing writer when I grow-up

I shouldn’t laugh at…People getting hurt

One day I will…Have someone to tell all my secrets to

I have learned the hard way…That life is always trying to break you

I couldn’t live without…Family and friends {Though some friends I could live without)

When I look in the mirror…I see exactly who I want to be staring back at me

I will never…Give up

I want to move to…Galveston Texas

I love singing along to…Any song playing{Except for Nicky Manaj,Miley Cyrus,and Justin Beiber}

One book I recommend is…"Marked"By P.C. cast

I want to watch…Anime

I love life because…Without it I wouldn't have experienced being alive

I am terrified of…What’s in the dark

My guilty pleasure is…Hershey dark chocolate bar

Sleep is… One of my favorite hobbies

I prefer…Being free

Sometimes I should…Think before I speak

If I could go back in time…I wouldn't do a thing as it might alter the time line

Last time I stood in line…Was for the midnight premier of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

I don’t see myself writing…For me not to be writing I would have to be sleeping or both my hands broken

I would steal if…My family lost everything and were starving

One day I will write a story that…Makes every person smile and be happy

The smell of…Home makes me happiest

A song I could keep listening to is…Iris by the Googoo dolls

When I watch TV…It's flipped to whatever sounds good

My motto in life is no other than…Hakuna matata

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Big discovery: I'm a book nerd

I'm a list freak, as in: I make lists all the time, lists about the most random things. I even have lists that contain random facts *begins to speak inaudibly* about myself *cough* And the first fact on that list of random facts is: "I love random facts"... I didn't see that one coming.

So yes, back to what I wanted to say. I'm in the middle of "re-modeling" my bedroom and I've made quite some interesting discoveries so far. For one, I found my Walkman and it made me feel so old, yet, one day I'm going to spend an afternoon listening to my old cassettes. A long time ago, I could sit next to my radio for hours, recording my own radio shows.

Another of these discoveries is a part of the very long list of books that I've read. This part of the list covers all the books that I've read in 2003 and I know that I used to read way more than I do now, but 94 books really is a lot, in my opinion. Especially compared to the book challenge I did on Goodreads. At the beginning of the year, you could challenge yourself to read a certain amount of books. I picked 25 and I'm not even halfway, even though it's October already.

But yes, despite that I don't manage to read as much as I used to, there's still nothing that tops getting sucked into a good story!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Author Revealed -- Rachel Kramer

Rachel Kramer is this week’s featured author in Author Revealed. Rachel is a 24-year old, aspiring author from the US. She studied creative Writing at CSULB and plans on getting published someday. So far, Rachel has finished writing two novels already, one of them is Demon Sense (previously known as Angels in Alleyways) and Rachel is currently in the middle of revising this story. Hopefully we’ll be seeing it in stores soon. 

At this moment, it is…a little after 2am, and eerily quiet. I think I’ll play some music now.

I am known for…being too nice, according to friends and fam. As for Wattpad, I’m probably best known for “Angels in Alleyways”.

Instead of doing this, I should…probably be writing/editing. Or sleeping.

I am the best at…procrastinating.

I envy the people who…can just have a smooth, engaging conversation with a random stranger or acquaintance. I have a tendency to be socially awkward…like, really awkward.

One of my strangest habits is... washing my hands. It’s not the action that’s weird, rather the amount of times I wash them. In the last hour alone, I’ve washed them 5 times for no real reason. Don’t judge me…

I wish I were better at…making a more organized, and productive schedule. Also, breakdance-fighting.

When I am old I…plan on being the most awesome, strangest old person ever. I will have themed days where I dress-up like a pirate, wizard, etc. I will also hoard small, adorable animals.

I love…pumpkin flavored anything, caffeine, sushi, music, reading, writing, and spontaneous adventures.

I don’t like…hypocrites, lima beans, bad drivers, and bills.

Tomorrow...I plan to get coffee, write/revise, and be social.

I’d really want to…get coffee, read, and maybe be social.

I shouldn’t laugh at…people, but sometimes I just can’t help it. It’s their own fault.

One day I will…have written at least one New York Times Best Seller

I have learned the hard way…to truly think before I act.

I couldn’t live without…water. But if we’re being metaphorical, the answer would be: my laptop, coffee, and music.

When I look in the mirror…I see unruly hair, and a twenty-something girl still trying to figure out life.

I will never…truly understand anything.

I want to move to…Dublin...Or Seattle. The latter seems more likely.

I love singing along to…really happy, upbeat music.

One book I recommend is… “If I Stay” by Gayle Foreman.

I want to watch…The season premiere of Vampire Diaries, but my DVR failed. Also, I can’t wait for the season premiere of Bones! So excited!

My favorite superhero is...Superman. Without a doubt. It’s an obsession.

I look forward to...sleeping. My dreams are always crazy and entertaining.

I love life because…it’s amazing, exciting, and full of surprises and lessons. If reincarnation exists, and I had the choice to move on to some utopian paradise or be reborn on Earth, I’d choose the latter. That is how much I love life.

In my pockets I have…absolutely nothing. My pj pants don’t have pockets.

I am terrified of…zombies and roaches

My guilty pleasure is…urban fantasy/paranormal romance. I feel like an uber nerd reading that genre. So much so, that I usually only read them on my kindle, that way if I’m in a public setting, no one will see the obvious cover.

Sleep is…pretty much the greatest escape ever.

I prefer…a rainy day over a sunny day.

Sometimes I should…go to bed earlier.

If I could go back in time…I’d only change one thing. Yes, I have regrets, but there’s only one thing I care strongly enough about to actually want to change.

Last time I stood in line…was yesterday at Starbucks. Though, I wasn’t actually standing—I was sitting in my car in the drive-thru. Hmm...guess that makes me a lazy American.

I don’t see myself writing…Sci-Fi. I love the genre, but I’m technologically challenged. I can’t even work my laptop at times, there’s no way I’d even be able to invent my own fictional technologies.

I would steal if…it meant saving someone’s life.

One day I will write a story that…speaks to your soul.

The smell of…coffee grinds perks me up.

A song I could keep listening to is…”Wolf and I” by Oh Land.

When I watch TV…I make an occasion out of it because it’s quite rare. I curl up with a blanket, snacks, and a drink, and then I veg out.

My motto in life is no other than…be honest, be happy, be kind. Good things will almost always come of it, but even if they don’t, at least you’ll like yourself better for it.

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